Description
NEWTON
This seminar will consider the establishment of dynamical astronomy with the publication of Newton's principia in 1687. The development and significance of Newton's early thought will be analyzed in relation to his mature "system of the world". Some aspects of the work of Newton's principal predecessors--especially Descartes and Kepler--will also be considered.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Component
Seminar - Required
Offering
Course
HPS 2520
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus